Cougars on National Teams Update

Aug 04, 2009 - Posted by Kyle Chilton on August 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm

It’s about that time for an update for the Cougars playing with their Senior National Teams. Jonathan Tavernari and Brazil are playing in the Super Four Tournament in Argentina. In the first game on Aug. 1 Brazil defeated Australia 74-71 with Tavernari contributing 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 shooting from downtown. He also had two rebounds and two steals.

On Aug. 3 Brazil fell 90-80 to Uruguay with Tavernari contributing 15 points. The four-team event concludes tonight with Brazil taking on Argentina and Uruguay facing Australia. The same four teams will compete in Rio de Janeiro starting Aug. 7 with Brazil taking on Uruguay and Argentina facing Australia.

From there Brazil will practice until heading to Puerto Rico for the Tuto Marchand Cup from Aug. 18 to 20, the final preparations for the Tournament of the Americas to be contested from Aug. 26 to Sept. 6.

Charle Abouo and the Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) National Team will begin play at the FIBA Africa Championships (Afrobasket) in Libya on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Cote d’Ivoire is a member of group A and will play against Nigeria in its first game.